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Princess of Mars
     

Princess of Mars

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by Edgar Rice Rice Burroughs
 

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The first published book by the creator of Tarzan of the Apes

Two years before Edgar Rice Burroughs became a worldwide celebrity with the publication of Tarzan of the Apes and its twenty-two sequels, which together have sold more than 30 million copies, he published A Princess of Mars. A futuristic sci-fi fantasy romance, A Princess

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The first published book by the creator of Tarzan of the Apes

Two years before Edgar Rice Burroughs became a worldwide celebrity with the publication of Tarzan of the Apes and its twenty-two sequels, which together have sold more than 30 million copies, he published A Princess of Mars. A futuristic sci-fi fantasy romance, A Princess of Mars tells the story of John Carter, a Civil War veteran who inexplicably finds himself held prisoner on the planet Mars by the Green Men of Thark. Together with Dejah Thoris, the princess of another clan on Mars, the unlikely pair must fight for their freedom and save the entire planet from destruction as the life-sustaining Atmosphere Factory slowly grinds to a halt.

About the Author:
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875–1950) was the author of more than sixty books, including the immensely popular Tarzan adventures.
John Seelye is the author of numerous books on American literature and has edited the Penguin Classics edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, among others.

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Library Journal
Burroughs's first published fiction was Under the Moons of Mars, a wild sf adventure about a man named John Carter who mysteriously finds himself on Mars. Later published in book form as A Princess of Mars (1917), it is arguably the most fun of the 11 Martian tales Burroughs eventually wrote, as almost everything in it is new and strange from the giant four-armed green Martians to the fantastic six-legged thoats. Tarzan may be Burroughs's most famous character, but his Mars stories are still widely read. With few audio versions of these works available, good unabridged recordings are sure to be in demand, so this is recommended for all fiction collections. However, if Blackstone plans further Mars recordings, it would be well advised to offer more energetic readings than that provided here by Dennis McKee, whose interpretations of Martian dialog sound too much like Tarzan introducing himself to Jane. Kent Rasmussen, Thousand Oaks, CA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780957886858
Publisher:
Deodand Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
John Carter of Mars Series , #1
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875–1950) was the author of more than sixty books, including the immensely popular Tarzan adventures.
John Seelye is the author of numerous books on American literature and has edited the Penguin Classics edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, among others.

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